RUMOR: Cowboys Named As Possible Landing Spot For QB Mitch Trubisky

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Despite failing to qualify for the postseason, the Dallas Cowboys are still making headlines in January as word has it that they could be targeting a rather high-profile quarterback to back up Dak Prescott in 2021.

Bleacher Report put together a list or possible destinations for the second overall pick from 2017, and the Cowboys were the first team on that list. Andy Dalton was the Cowboys backup for the 2020 season, but he’s set to become a free agent for the first time in his NFL career, and the 10-year vet has made his intentions clear that he plans on testing the market.

That means the Cowboys could very well be in the market for an experienced quarterback, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding Dak’s recovery from the brutal ankle injury he suffered this past season.

Here’s how B/R’s Maurice Moton explained it:

Because of the Cowboys’ commitment to Prescott, Dalton could eye another team that has a less stable quarterback situation and would give him a chance to start again in the near future.

Schematically, Trubisky makes sense for the Cowboys.

He played well alongside an effective ground attack at the end of this season. Between 2014 and 2019, Dallas fielded a top-10 rushing offense each term. In 2020, the unit fell below that mark partially because of injuries to top offensive linemen Tyron Smith, La’el Collins and Zack Martin.

If the Cowboys come back healthy in the trenches, Trubisky would have a complementary run game in the event he has to start in place of Prescott.

There’s still a lot of time between now and free agency, but with the Cowboys’ quarterback situation somewhat murky, and Trubisky headed for free agency, don’t be surprised if this rumor begins to head up in the coming weeks.